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To LABOUR to LAND-FALL

LAND-LOCKED to LASHING

LATEEN-SAIL to LEE-SIDE

LEEWARD-SHIP to LIE ALONG

LIE TO to LIMBER-BOARDS

LIMBER-ROPE to LOG-BOOK
LIMBER-ROPE
LINE
LINTSTOCK
LOADING
Shot-LOCKER
LOG
LOG-BOARD
LOG-BOOK

LONG-BOAT to LUFF

LUFF-TACKLE to LYING-TO in a storm


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LINTSTOCK

LINTSTOCK, (baton à meche, or boute-feu, Fr.) a staff about three feet long, having a sharp point at one end, and a sort of fork or crotch on the other; the latter of which serves to contain a lighted match, and by the former the lintstock is occasionally stuck in the deck, in an upright po sition. It is frequently used in small vessels, in an engagement, where there is commonly one fixed between every two guns, by which the match is always kept dry and ready for firing.


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